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One Bowl Mother's Day Cake & Vanilla Buttercream

Make 2, 7 inch cakes or 1, 9 inch cake

For Cake

2T unsalted butter, room temp

2T canola oil

1/2 c sugar

1/8 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp almond extract (optional)

2 eggs, room temp

1 1/4 c a.p. flour

1 tsp baking powder

3oz buttermilk

2T jam or lemon curd

For Buttercream

1 stick (4oz) unsalted butter, room temp

1 c powdered sugar, sifted

2 tsp vanilla bean paste

pinch of salt

Special Equipment - 2, 7 inch disposable aluminum tins OR 1, 9 inch cake pan

- Pre heat the oven to 350°

- In a large bowl add in the butter, oil, sugar, salt, vanilla, and almond extract. Using a hand mixer or whisk, beat for 3 minutes.

- Next, add in the both eggs and beat for another 3 minutes.

- Add in the flour and baking powder. Beat on low until batter comes together. Increase the speed to high and beat for 30 more seconds.

- Pour in the buttermilk and beat on low until the milk is fully incorporated.

- Spray cake tins/cake pan with canola oil, divide the batter equally into the cake tins.

- In a circular motion, drop in the jam on top of the batter. Using a butterknife, gently swirl the jam into the batter.

- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.

For The Buttercream

- In a large bowl add in all ingredients. With a hand mixer, beat until smooth and fully incorporated. Optional - Add food coloring to the buttercream

For Garnish

-Divide the buttercream equally on top of both cakes and smooth into an even layer.

- Garnish with candy, fresh fruit, cookies, chopped nuts, flowers, etc...

- Place the lid on top and refrigerate. Remove from refrigerator 20 minutes before you are ready to eat.

C.L.T.'s (Chef Lovely Tips)

- If you don't have buttermilk, use the same amount of whole milk instead and stir in 2 tsp of fresh lemon juice. Give it a stir and let it sit for about 5 minutes before you add it into the batter.

- Have fun with flavoring the buttercream and try adding in ingredients like citrus zest, instant coffee, jam, melted chocolate, crushed oreo's, chopped nuts, shredded coconut, rose water, etc...

- Make sure all of your dairy ingredients (butter, eggs, milk) are at room temperature. Take them out and set them on the counter for at least 2 hours before you start cooking.

- Sift your powdered sugar to ensure a smooth buttercream

- Don't forget to have fun! This recipe is easy and versatile.

- Edible flowers add a special touch but if you can find any, use flowers from the floral section of the grocery store. Just be sure to wrap the steam with tape before you insert/place them on the cake and do not eat them.

Love you, my loves! I hope you enjoy. Happy Mother's Day 💝

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